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Hulu launches video subscription service in Japan in first international expansion
TOKYO (AP) ' U.S. online streaming site Hulu.com is expanding internationally for the first time with a subscription video service in Japan.
Hulu says the new service gives users unlimited on-demand access to popular American television shows and movies on computers, tablets, televisions and mobile devices for 1,480 yen ($19) per month.
It is offering a one-month free trial in Japan, and also plans to add content later from Japan and elsewhere in Asia.
As part of the launch, Hulu says it entered an exclusive mobile marketing partnership with Japan's biggest wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo.
Hulu is owned by NBCUniversal, News Corp., the Walt Disney Company and Providence Equity Partners.